Blechnum penna-marina forms thick evergreen mats of small, upward-facing, once-pinnate, glossy, dark green fronds flushed orange-burgundy when young.
The alpine water fern, Blechnum penna-marina, forms thick evergreen mats of small, upward-facing, once-pinnate, glossy, dark green fronds that are flushed copper-burgundy when young. A perfect edger for a shader border or specimen for a shaded rockery where it will slowly creep into nice colonies. It is native to Chile, New Zealand, and Australia.
Common Name: Alpine Water Fern
Family: Blechnaceae (The Deer or Chain Fern Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-10
Light: , Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
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Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Woods, heaths, moors, mountain grassland and on rocks to 1200m. Mesic to wet forests, peat bogs, streambanks and clearings in lowland and montane zones.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America
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